Fields Family Wines, Zinfandel 2014, Stampede Vineyard, Lodi, California
Tasting Note: On the red zinfandel, flavor-intensity scale, this elegant zinfandel provides welcome restraint while delivering complex aromatics and flavors that underscore fine winemaking.
Medium-intensity ruby in color, this wine has a medium-plus-intensity nose of boysenberry, hibiscus, red plum, black currant, dried cranberry, black raspberry and blossom.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied zinfandel has bright, just-ripened, red-and-black-fruit flavors suggested on the nose with just a hint of apricot on the medium-plus finish.
The wine is smooth in texture with medium acidity and ripe, slightly-velvety, medium-plus tannin.
There is balance between the fruit and tannin profile.
A zin this almost tastes like the long-lost relative of a pinot noir.
Bottle Note: Farmed by the Perlegos family. Native fermentation – Lodi Native Protocol. Bottled unfined & unfiltered. Ryan Sherman – Winemaker.
Tasting Date: January 31, 2019
This wine was submitted for review.